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Universal Helicopters appointed exclusive helicopter training provider to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Universal Helicopters appointed exclusive helicopter training provider to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

30-Jan-2010Source: Prescott e-News

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  is pleased to announce its selection of Universal Helicopters (UHI) as the exclusive provider of the Helicopter Flight Training Program to students at the University’s Prescott, Ariz., campus.... Read more

Book Review – "Robbie – The Robinson Helicopter Experience"

Book Review – "Robbie – The Robinson Helicopter Experience"

11-Jan-2010Source: Suite 101

Published in 2008, this is a beautifully produced coffee table type book, with stunning photographs of Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters operating all over the world.... Read more

Stratus Helicopters Announces Complete Instrument Training Program

Stratus Helicopters Announces Complete Instrument Training Program

29-Dec-2009Source: Vertical

Stratus Helicopters, the premier Helicopter Services and Training Provider in South Western Ohio has announced the availability of a complete Instrument Training Program for those seeking a Helicopter Instrument Rating... Read more

Chopper pilot smoked dope before September 2007 crash

Chopper pilot smoked dope before September 2007 crash

23-Dec-2009Source: NT News

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigation said the drug caused “impaired performance of complex tasks such as flying”.  The chopper was also overloaded.... Read more

Forward Vision EVS Certified On Robinson R44 Helicopter

Forward Vision EVS Certified On Robinson R44 Helicopter

20-Nov-2009Source: RotorNews

Forward Vision Systems, Inc. and One Sky Aviation announced the completion and award of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of the Company’s “Enhanced Vision System” EVS 100/600 on the R44 Model Robinson Helicopter.... Read more

Dart Announces TC Approval of Tyler’s Side Video Gimbal Support Framework for R44

Dart Announces TC Approval of Tyler’s Side Video Gimbal Support Framework for R44

6-Nov-2009Source: RotorNews

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner Tyler Camera Systems has received Transport Canada approval of their Side Video Gimbal Support Framework for the R44 aircraft model. FAA and EASA approvals have been previously received.... Read more

Forward Vision EVS Certified On Robinson R44 Helicopter

Forward Vision EVS Certified On Robinson R44 Helicopter

5-Nov-2009Source: AeroNews

Forward Vision Systems and One Sky Aviation announced the completion and award of an STC for installation of the company’s “Enhanced Vision System” EVS 100/600 on the R44 Model Robinson Helicopter.... Read more

Mother of woman killed in helicopter crash files suit

Mother of woman killed in helicopter crash files suit

5-Nov-2009Source: Tahlequah Daily Press

The mother of a Tahlequah woman killed last month in a helicopter crash has filed suit against the pilot’s estate, his parents and Robinson Helicopter Co.  See also our Accident data 15-Oct-09 N3234G Robinson R22 Tahlequah, US-Oklahoma... Read more

Fatal Helicopter Accident Lawsuit Filed Against Robinson Helicopter Co

Fatal Helicopter Accident Lawsuit Filed Against Robinson Helicopter Co

30-Oct-2009Source: Aviation-Helicopter Accident Lawyers

The family of Si Young Lee has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the three companies allegedly responsible for the August 2, 2007 helicopter accident that killed Mr. Lee and three other occupants when it crashed and erupted into flames in Easton, Washington, setting off a forest fire.... Read more

Monterey County says no to sheriff helicopter funding

Monterey County says no to sheriff helicopter funding

15-Oct-2009Source: Monterey Herald

A bid by Sheriff Mike Kanalakis to get the county to underwrite the purchase of a law enforcement helicopter was grounded Tuesday. Kanalakis was hoping the Board of Supervisors would agree to guarantee about $660,000 in backup funding for a used Robinson R-44 helicopter if a hoped-for federal Homeland Security grant for the purchase doesn’t... Read more

Attourneys allege Robinson R44 fuel tank defect

Attourneys allege Robinson R44 fuel tank defect

13-Oct-2009Source: Steattle PI

The attourney contended that, had the company instead moved to fortify the fuel tank aboard the R44 Astro helicopter or enclose the fuel in a rubber bladder, the victims of the crash would have survived. The alleged flaw, he argued, represents an unnecessary threat to any who board the helicopter, which is among the most... Read more

Relatives sue over Lake Tapps R44 accident

Relatives sue over Lake Tapps R44 accident

7-Oct-2009Source: News Tribune

The relatives of a Lake Tapps-area man who died in a helicopter crash three years ago have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the aircraft’s manufacturer and some of its suppliers.... Read more

Family sues after R44 accident in October 2006

Family sues after R44 accident in October 2006

5-Oct-2009Source: Seattle Times

The News Tribune of Tacoma reports the surviving children of Russell Lee Tom claim the helicopter he was piloting – a Robinson Helicopter Co. R44 – was poorly designed “defective and unsafe.”  Their suit was filed in Pierce County Superior Court on Wednesday.... Read more

Rolls-Royce expands RR300 global reach through exclusive distribution agreement with AAR

Rolls-Royce expands RR300 global reach through exclusive distribution agreement with AAR

24-Sep-2009Source: Rolls-Royce

Ken Roberts, President of the Rolls-Royce Helicopter Engine business said, “With the turn-key solution AAR will provide, RR300 operators will have 24/7 access to parts and services critical for their day to day operations. As the Rolls-Royce Helicopter business continues to grow, meeting the needs of our customers around the world remains a top priority.”... Read more

14-Sep-09 N796SH Robinson R22 El Toro, US-California

14-Sep-09 N796SH Robinson R22 El Toro, US-California

14-Sep-2009

14-Sep-09 N796SH Robinson R22 El Toro, US-California... Read more

8-Sep-09 D-HFCS Robinson R44 Kortitzmühler See, Germany

8-Sep-09 D-HFCS Robinson R44 Kortitzmühler See, Germany

8-Sep-2009

Crashed into the water whilst taking same water samples from the lake.  All 3 POB rescued... Read more

7-Sep-09 N4186Y Robinson R44 Central, US-Alaska

7-Sep-09 N4186Y Robinson R44 Central, US-Alaska

7-Sep-2009

7-Sep-09 N4186Y Robinson R44 Central, US-Alaska... Read more

Helicopter rides a new thrill for Oregon State Fair visitors

Helicopter rides a new thrill for Oregon State Fair visitors

3-Sep-2009Source: KGW

The helicopter rides, brought in to celebrate Oregon’s sesquicentennial, have been a hit. At $20 a flight, riders get to see the Willamette Valley from 1,000 feet above ground.... Read more

3-Sep-09 N8361X Robinson R44 Torrance, US-California

3-Sep-09 N8361X Robinson R44 Torrance, US-California

3-Sep-2009

3-Sep-09 N8631X Robinson R44 Torrance, US-California... Read more

Barbara Robinson died after 12 years of illness

Barbara Robinson died after 12 years of illness

2-Sep-2009Source: Avionews

Barbara K. Robinson, ex-wife of the founder of Robinson Helicopters, died at 53 after 12 years of fight against cancer. In 2005 she had founded the “Robinson breast cancer research fund”, initially financed with US$3 million... Read more

2-Sep-09 D-HHLE Robinson R22 Uetersen Airfield, Germany

2-Sep-09 D-HHLE Robinson R22 Uetersen Airfield, Germany

2-Sep-2009

2-Sep-09 D- Robinson R22 Heist, Germany... Read more

01-Sep-09 N33PX Robinson R44 Jackson, US-Mississippi (1F)

01-Sep-09 N33PX Robinson R44 Jackson, US-Mississippi (1F)

1-Sep-2009

1-Sep-09 N33PX Robinson R44 Jackson, US-Mississippi... Read more

30-Aug-09 N702TF Robinson R44 Atlantic City, US-New Jersey

30-Aug-09 N702TF Robinson R44 Atlantic City, US-New Jersey

30-Aug-2009

30-Aug-09 N702TF Robinson R44 Atlantic City, US-New Jersey... Read more

Onboard Systems Receives Certifications for Robinson R44 Raven II Pin Load Cell

Onboard Systems Receives Certifications for Robinson R44 Raven II Pin Load Cell

28-Aug-2009Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its latest pin load cell has been STC certified by the FAA and Transport Canada. The pin load cell is part of a new Onboard Weighing System designed for the Robinson R44 Raven II aircraft.... Read more

DeSoto County Sheriff adds R44

DeSoto County Sheriff adds R44

24-Aug-2009Source: DeSoto Times

Things are taking off in one area of the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department.  Within the past month, the department’s Aviation Unit has grown from one to two paid pilots – several more are on a volunteer basis – and added a new piece of equipment that is expected to provide boosts in several ways.... Read more

23-Aug-09 D-HWWG Robinson R44 Ellwangen, Germany (4F)

23-Aug-09 D-HWWG Robinson R44 Ellwangen, Germany (4F)

23-Aug-2009

23-Aug-09 D-HWWG Robinson R44 Ellwangen, Germany... Read more

23-Aug-09 CX-HAI Robinson R44 La Calavera de Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

23-Aug-09 CX-HAI Robinson R44 La Calavera de Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

23-Aug-2009

23-Aug-09 CX-HAI Robinson R44 La Calavera de Cabo Polonio, Uruguay... Read more

21-Aug-09 N Robinson R44 West of Tonopah, US-Nevada

21-Aug-09 N Robinson R44 West of Tonopah, US-Nevada

21-Aug-2009

21-Aug-09 N Robinson R44 West of Tonopah, US-Nevada... Read more

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